Spring has Sprung

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ladybird-449333_1920Protect your back whilst enjoying your time pottering in your garden.

It is that time of the year that the sun is starting to shine and the surrounding countryside is full of  golden daffodils, fragrant blossoms and bouncing lambs. Just the motivation needed to get ourselves outdoors and start think about our own gardening needs and jobs.

Here is some great advice from the British Chiropractic Association on how to best protect your back whilst enjoying your time pottering in your garden

 

Spring has Sprung

 

 

Be Ski Fit and Ski Safe!

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ski-2098120_1920 (1)Be safe on the Slopes!

For those of you thrills seekers venturing out onto the slopes for a final run this Easter, here is some great advice on pre ski fitness and also some safety tips for the slopes, from the British Chiropractic Association.

Have fun, stay safe and don’t forget to get adjusted before you go!

Be safe on the slopes

Are you suffering from hip-pocket syndrome? By Neil Thomas DC

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As a chiropractor I am used to seeing people with back problems on a daily basis due to injury, repetitive spinal stress or poor core stability but did you know that a simple thing like wearing your wallet in your back pocket could be the cause of your pain. 80% of people will suffer from an episode of back pain at some point in their lives and a lot of these are easily preventable.

Many men carry a wallet in their back pocket, some for many decades without a thought as to how this may be affecting their spinal health. Wallets can be filled with essential items such as credit cards, driver’s license, cash, receipts and other useful or even useless bits and pieces which can result in quite a chunky piece of pocket-wear.

Imagine this chunky wedge nestled in your back pocket every day while you are sitting on a chair or in your car; one side of your pelvis is now higher than the other instead of being even. The wallet will not only affect your spine but also the tissues and structures underneath the wallet. If you are new to wearing a wallet in your back pocket then you may notice it is slightly uncomfortable at first but then after a while you stop noticing it.  Your body has an amazing ability to adapt and compensate for imbalances and believe me, it will have to do some compensating for that chunky wedge! Let’s talk about why.Read More >